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Neymar scores WC 2014's 100th goal in Brazil's 100th WC game

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BrasÍlia, June 24: The first of the two goals of Brazil's Neymar against Cameroon at the Estádio Nacional Mane Garrincha here in their final group game on Monday was the 100th of the Fifa World Cup 2014. The one-hundredth goal came pretty fast in this edition. By contrast, the landmark goal of the 2010 edition had come at the end of the group stage.

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The two goals against the Africans which put Neymar ahead in the race of the Golden Boot in this World Cup also came in Brazil's 100th match in the World Cup finals. Only Germany (101) have played more matches than Brazil though the latter have played in more World Cups.

Neymar also went past Rivaldo in the list of Brazil's all-time scorers

Neymar's brace earned Brazil a 4-1 victory over Cameroon and ensured them the top spot in the group. Brazil will now take on Chile in the Round of 16 on June 28.

For his personal records, 22-year-old Neymar now has scored 35 goals in 52 matches, at an average of just over two in every three appearances.

Neymar's second goal also took him past Rivaldo in Brazil's all-time scorers' list. He now has five legends in Pele, Zico, Ronaldo, Romario and Bebeto before him.

In the other match in Group A, Mexico defeated Croatia 3-1 to advance to the second round as the Number 2 team of the group. They will meet Group B toppers Netherlands in the Round of 16.

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Story first published: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 4:27 [IST]
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